“Summer is a critical time for literacy skills. Things like decoding, letter knowledge, and word reading skills are very susceptible to decay without frequent practice.”
James Kim, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University
The weather outside may be frightful, but planning summer reading can be delightful. ESSER and Title I Funding makes it possible to send students home with take-home book packs that build literacy skills and engage the entire family. Here are some ways to get books into the hands of students this summer:
Spark curiosity, creativity, and joyful reading with STEM Text Sets.
Many parents are concerned about setbacks in early literacy during the last two years of interrupted schooling. We’ve partnered with LightSail Education to provide all of our digital content – eBooks, audiobooks, eBooks with audio, and Lerner Interactive Books – through their Reading at Home platform. Read on to find out more about this tool that families can use to improve their child’s reading level in three months or less!
As we enter a third school year disrupted by the pandemic, you may be looking for more resources to support remote learners or homeschoolers in your community or for parents looking for additional literacy tools to make up for learning loss. We’re proud to partner with LightSail, a leading ed tech provider for the classroom, as they extend their services to families around the country.
Books For Africa (BFA) dedicated its new Atlanta warehouse with a grand opening on June 26, 2021. Millions of donated books from all over the country are sorted, packed and shipped each year from the Atlanta warehouse to the Port of Savannah, where they are sent by cargo ship to students throughout Africa. Approximately 10,000 volunteers pack books at the Atlanta warehouse each year.